We’ve all had it – the “uh-oh” of wishing we could take back the comment that somehow escaped the filter between our brains and our mouths. Did I Say That Out Loud? is the tell-all account of the author’s misadventures in the daily experience that is life. Told in the tone of a coffee-klatch gathering with your best girlfriends – you know, the ones you can share anything and everything with – the author holds nothing back as she recounts the trials and tribulations of life as Kelly Harman.
Thinking of braving Botox or plastic surgery? Get the real scoop from Kelly, including pre-procedure husband prep. Need help when your cat catches on fire? Ask Kelly how to extinguish the flames without spilling your wine. Survival tips for when a 300 pound man falls on you? Ask Kelly, who lived to tell the tale.
Kelly captures those “you can’t make this stuff up” dramas and takes them one step further. She shows us that by reveling in the inevitable mess of the moments we wish we could take back, we may discover that sharing our stories is in fact healing, unifying, and often outrageously funny.
Bad for the laugh lines but good for the abs, some of these stories will hit close to home, others will stray far, far from your average woman on the street. But all are unified by the inimitable candor and hilarity that her friends agree is uniquely Kelly.
Read ’em and weep.
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Looking for a fun, quick, afternoon read that will have you on the floor laughing? This is it.
Did I Say That Out Loud by Kelly McDermott Harman had me crying, not because it was sad, but because it was hilarious. I started hyperventilating at one point because it was so funny. Once you read the story about the lobsters, you’ll understand.
This book is a collection of short “stories” about her life with family, friends, and a good-looking doctor. Read about her trip to the vet with her cat, conversations with her husband (priceless), and a concussion or two. This quick read will keep you entertained, laughing, snorting, and realizing that your life may be a little less chaotic than Kelly’s.
Did I Say That Out Loud is funny, but it is also heartwarming to see her relationships with her family and friends. You follow Kelly through some serious situations, intertwined with moments that physically make you laugh out loud. It had me thinking, she did NOT really just say that!
Oh, and be careful not to drink anything while you’re reading or you may choke when it goes down the wrong way. You never know what Kelly is going to say next. This is definitely a must-read book that you don’t want to miss.
About the Author
Kelly McDermott Harman was born in Asmara, Ethiopia in 1962 and has walked the road less traveled ever since. Her childhood was spent overseas, living in eight different countries before she came to the U.S. at the age of 16. This experience inspired an adventurous streak and disregard for convention which has yielded a rich life, overflowing with great story material.
Her experiences range from celebrating her ninth birthday at India’s Taj Mahal to being evacuated with her family in the midst of a civil war in East Pakistan, single motherhood to serial entrepreneur, and Burning Man devotee to self-made marketing maven. Most recently Kelly came full circle back to the continent of her birthplace, celebrating her 50th birthday at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Kelly lives in Manassas, Virginia with Bob, her husband and true love of 23 years and has three sons. When she isn’t writing about her adventures, Kelly loves spending time with her friends and family, but especially with her three grandchildren, teaching them the value of reckless honesty and unhindered fun.
Kelly is currently working on her next book, a memoir about growing up abroad as the daughter of a (former) CIA agent.
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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.